Virginia first state to use technology-assisted review to classify publicly released Kaine Administration emails

Monday, October 22, 2018

Technology-assisted review (TAR) — an automated process used to select and prioritize documents for review, pioneered by Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack — was used for the first time by a state archive to classify emails from the administration of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for release to the public.

On October 17, 2018, the Library of Virginia released 26,988 new emails from the Kaine administration.  Tim Kaine served as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s governor from 2006 to 2010.  Since January 2014, the Library of Virginia has made more than 183,000 emails from Kaine’s administration available online to the public, notes the October 18, 2018 entry in Out of the Box, the Library of Virginia’s official blog. Read the full story.

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